Jane Gunn - Consultant

Jane Gunn:
Consultant, Facilitator & Speaker

Jane Gunn, is a highly sought after consultant, facilitator and speaker. She specialises in collaboration, cross-cultural communication and transforming business relationships and has helped open the eyes, hearts and minds of numerous companies to transform and secure the future of their organisation and the commitment and collaboration of their people.

As a trained mediator and facilitator she brings a diverse mix of skills, experience and insight that enable her to get people and groups with different priorities, incentives and ways of doing things, to work together successfully. She has a powerful message supported by practical tools and techniques that applies to organisations of all sizes across all sectors.

Jane is Chair of the Board of Management of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is a director and board member of the Civil Mediation Council of England and Wales (CMC). She is a past president of the Professional Speaking Association of the UK and Ireland (PSA UKI). She is also a member of the Advisory Committee to QUADRA in Italy.

She has been invited to speak at the United Nations, the White House, the European Commission and the International Energy Agency and has fulfilled a number of other international speaking engagements. 

She has worked with organisations large and small including Cable & Wireless, The NHS, BAA, Bacardi- Martini, McLaren Racing, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, ACCA and many more

She is also the author of 2 popular books on conflict management “How to Beat Bedlam in the Boardroom and Boredom in the Bedroom” and “The Authority Guide to Conflict Resolution”

Jane’s skill is in getting people:

• Talking about what matters most – both to them and to their organisation 
• Motivated, energized and committed to what needs to happen next

Her approach is both interactive and fun.


Presentation Title:

Rethinking disputes: Your SOS guide to resolving conflict

Conflict is everywhere: in boardrooms, family businesses, and pretty much any organisation, large or small. Mediators Jane Gunn and Toby Walker team up for this ‘Learn’ session at BIO2019 to explain more about why conflicts emerge, how they escalate and what you can do about them. Toby and Jane draw on their experience as mediators and lawyers and will show that there are common themes underlying most disputes, much that can be done to avoid them, and what practical steps you can take when they do arise.

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